Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back in the groove

Aside from packing and lifting moving boxes I haven't really worked out since mid-July. Now that the move is done it feels good to be getting back in the groove and finding a new normal. Today I went upstairs to the little gym in our new apartment complex and started the couch to 5K again. I am doing the Hot Chocolate Run again in Denver this year and need to get back to where I can at least walk/run it again. I really like the view from our gym too. Love mountain views.

I also started doing my DDPYoga again. I can sure tell I haven't done it in a while. My body has been aching and hurting. I didn't realize how much good it had been doing me. There have also been notices posted around for free classes in our workout area from a local gym that is free with our rent. Mondays and Wednesday is a yoga class at 6:30pm. I am going to give that a shot this week as well. See how I like the teacher and all that. I'm excited about it.

Overall I am really happy at the moment. Even though we are in a temporary apartment while we wait some repairs to be completed on ours, I really like the new complex. It is hard living out of boxes and not knowing where everything is packed, but we are making it work.

As for staying focused on my workouts and just getting healthier I had some big motivation in July. My Dad was in the hospital with an infection in his leg. I don't know how much of it is or isn't related to his diabetes, but it was kind of a wake up call for me. I know how bad diabetes is. It runs in the family and my best friend died from complications of it. But it hadn't hit home just how devastating it can be. Dealing with infections and weakened immune systems is not fun. I am doubly determined to get the weight off so I don't have to face this disease myself....or at least for a VERY long time.

That's it for now. I will hopefully be posting more as things settle in and I start working on other projects to post about. Such as my jewellery and other crafts...not just working out. While I don't want weight loss to be the sole focus of my life and have that be all that I talk about, but I know it will be. I need to make my health and happiness a priority. So along with my weight loss will be the things that make me happy. Being crafty, being nerdy, and being me.